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Andean Goose

Oressochen melanopterus

 

Runatullo, Junín region, Peru.

 

Formerly placed with the sheldgeese (Chloephaga). Found around high elevation lakes and bogs as far north as central Peru, where this photo was taken. The white speckling on their backs is actually snow.

 

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Taken on September 19, 2013